The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) units deployed in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxals area have planned to equip their dogs with cameras. According to reports, the CRPF will buy 25 police dog cameras initially. The process of purchasing these cameras has been initiated. A panel of CRPF officers will analysis multiple samples of Police Dog Camera, as per reports.
Since last few months, the CRPF has been researching about these cameras and found operational issues which will be taken under consideration while purchasing these 25 police dog cameras. The officials have claimed that CRPF will be the first Indian force to purchase these cameras for its K9 unit.
The cameras will be placed on the back of dogs. These cameras will also help handlers to understand what dogs are viewing. They come with multiple qualities including high definition, water-proof, and scratch-resistant.
"Dogs as well as trainers will require basic training of this tactical electronic device. The handler will have an output device where he can view the feed of these cameras from a distance. It will help the force where we need to analyse the situation before involving personnel," claimed a senior CRPF official associated with the project.
The CRPF will also arrange official training for 50-60 personnel. They will be taught handling, maintenance, and minor repair of the equipment. It is expected that the force K9 unit will have these cameras by next year. Various K9 units across the world are using these police dog cameras including some law enforcement agencies in the USA. Staffordshire Police is using dog head camera to record activities of criminals. Similarly Durham Police is also using 'K9cam' to deal with the criminals. Portland police last year also tested these cameras for its K9 unit.
Earlier, a dog show was organised in by the CRPF Yelahanka in Bengaluru as a part of Sardar Patel Birth anniversary on Saturday. The CRPF also exhibited some of its combat weapons in its arsenal to the public. The weapons also had signboards on display that detailed its origins, use, and capabilities.
As part of Sardar Patel Birth anniversary CRPF, Yelahanka, Bengaluru organised a dog show at the Lal Bagh for public view today(20.10.2019). The event was inaugurated by G.V.H.Giriprasad, IGP, CRPF, Bengaluru. The dog show will be held tomorrow at 11 am and 3 pm. pic.twitter.com/iXAG6GqFdC— AIR News Bangalore (@airnews_bang) October 20, 2019
(With ANI inputs)